President's Comment

Several of our local faculty associations have received word that funding for Regional Literacy Coordinators is "under review" by the provincial government. This news comes on the heels of the July 9...
New mandates and new Members of the Legislative Assembly were obvious starting points for Premier Campbell as he announced the new line-up of Cabinet Ministers in Victoria. The challenge over the comi...
For the 156 delegates at this year’s AGM, the theme of unity worked its way into much of the debate that took place over the four days of our annual AGM. Unity when it comes to bargaining in 2010. Uni...
There’s a pattern developing in Victoria, but unfortunately our Premier doesn’t seem to see it. The pattern is that Premier Campbell uses aggressive legislative measures that are later found by the co...
For more than a century, the women’s movement has worked to raise awareness and build solidarity for their struggle to secure equality, rights and respect for women. International Women’s Day has beco...
Change is good. So too is truth. Too bad this year's provincial budget didn't have much of either in it. That sentiment pretty much summarizes the reaction of many at the Victoria Conference Centre wh...
The good news is that BC voters have some very strongly held views when it comes to education. Simply put, they place a very high value on programs and funding that provide high quality learning oppor...
This was supposed to be a defining moment for Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. Canada's economy has ground to a halt. By his own estimates, Mr. Flaherty predicts the Canadian economy will contract in 20...
The College Pension Plan has announced that it will stop subsidizing extended health benefits for retirees and will also cap inflation protection in the near future. The announcement follows a decisio...
The new year brings more than the promise of better weather or the prospect of longer days. Within the next forty-six days, both the provincial and federal governments will be tabling budgets. The fed...